Did everyone catch the eclipse yesterday? From here, the moon covered the sun over 98%. I thought that would be enough for me to take pictures, but alas. It was still way too bright, and taking pictures of the blinding sun with your camera is no bueno. So. No eclipse pictures. (Lunar eclipse pictures here, if you’re interested.)

The tumbleweeds are still blowing around in my brain. Not much to talk about but the scenery. If I don’t do a DIY soon I’m gonna lose my mind, I swear. To stave off impending insanity, we went for a drive last week.

These are the Beartooths. Have I ever been over the famous Beartooth Highway? No. No I have not, because mountain passes will never cease to nearly make me wet myself.

For reference, this is what it looks like as you drive down the highway. Please ignore the crack in the windshield. I’ll have it fixed. Soon. Or never, if I’m honest. Some of the haze in these pictures is from the windshield, the rest is from wildfires. That’s something no one tells you about living in the west. The smoke from fires will drift in from other states.

Out the passenger window. (On a side note, that is like the 4,024 side-view-mirror picture of me while wearing a damn flannel shirt.)

This is the road into the Clarks Fork Canyon. The road goes in, then abruptly ends. We got out and I took a few pictures. Now you know why I always call my through the windshield pictures crappy. Because they are. They do not do the scenery justice.

(I know that no one has noticed this but me, but the pictures in this post and last week’s were taken with a new lens and this lens is poppin’. So crisp and clear. I’m in love.)

And this is what it looks like when a storm rolls in over the mountains. It’s…um…alarming, for clouds that usually produce rain for about ten minutes.

This was the Scenery Post of the Week. Tune in next week for another Scenery Post of the Week.

See you later!

2 thoughts on “Storm Clouds and Mountains”

  1. I was wondering if you were in the 100% path. We were also in the 97-98% viewing area and it did not get totally dark, but was impressive all the same.

    It’s amazing the distance you can see out there. We have so many trees that we don’t get the long views that you do. I’m not complaining as I love our trees. I like your new lens and your scenic pictures.

    1. It’s funny, you don’t notice the distance thing until you’ve been out here and then go back to where there are trees. Suddenly it becomes I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING!

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